“I treasure honesty, integrity, and the golden rule - applying these to every facet of my life allows me to guarantee you will love the work I create for you.”

“I treasure honesty, integrity, and the golden rule - applying these to every facet of my life allows me to guarantee you will love the work I create for you.”

John Magnoski is a modern day renaissance man who enjoys photographing architecture, people, industry and the natural world. John’s primary speciality is in capturing exquisite imagery for architects and interior designers. He also takes on commissions for engineering and construction firms, luxury real estate companies, industrial clients, corporations, and creative agencies.

Based just north-east of Minneapolis and St. Paul, you will often find John spending his free time with his beautiful wife (and high school sweetheart), along with their nine adventurous children (yes, 9) exploring the outdoors, going to church, eating quality pizza, and playing around on their little hobby farm.

With over 20 years of experience, John Magnoski employs a unique blend of photographic disciplines along with a natural approach to capturing light and detail in the work he creates.

The resulting imagery is honest and distinct - with a clean, warm and tangible quality.

Whether your project requires a simple one-day shoot or is one that spans months, John is always ready to tailor his services to help you achieve your goals.

In short, John Magnoski creates refined imagery for you and your company that will exceed your artistic vision.


As my client, you can expect

Great Communication //  I’m obsessively quick at responding to phone calls and emails. In addition, I’m a planner and love to work with my clients to make sure every shoot goes perfectly. Like any successful partnership, great communication is key.

Stress-Free Shoots //  Due to my penchant for planning and my understanding of the goals each project requires, shoots often go so smoothly that my clients are free to step away in order to handle their other more pressing business concerns without having to worry about the images being created.

Enthusiasm //  I love what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else.  This enthusiasm often shows when I’m on a shoot - like a kid on Christmas Day.  With that said, don’t be surprised if at times I become very quiet and focused while working an image.  It is often that I am so humbled to be doing what I love that I become methodical and introspective, resulting in me pushing myself to ‘level-up’ on each and every shoot.

Lightweight Process //  Because I often travel for my projects, and with my 20 years experience, I have an approach to my shoots which allow me a very small footprint when working on-site.  This makes the shoots lightweight, maneuverable, and quick with very low impact on the location (and people) being photographed.

Easy Image Reviews //  During a shoot, you can review everything I capture using my wireless tethering system - if you desire.  

Simple Online Proofing //  I use a modern, fast, mobile-friendly proofing system for you to make images selections and comments.  You can also share the preview gallery with colleagues and partners for their selective process.  Your preview images are normally delivered within 7 business days.

Quality Image Processing //  All captured images are initially processed up to 80% of final. The preview images you’ll see will have already been color balanced and corrected - helping to speed up the final selection and delivery process.  Final images will be retouched and delivered in high-resolution for your specific needs in the file format of your preference - be they jpg or tiff.. 



Alliiance has increasingly partnered with John to artfully capture the essence of our projects. John’s work is very strong compositionally and is typified by sophisticated use of color and texture, appropriate to the character of each project. Aside from the technical and artistic merits of his photography, he is fundamentally easy to work with and quickly hones in on the “big picture” message we are trying to convey in each project. Our design leaders frequently accompany John during the shoots to assist with staging and strategy. Not only is he pleasant and efficient to work with on-site, he exemplifies the values of collaboration and excellence Alliiance and Alliiance’s projects are rooted in.
— Eric Peterson, Principal // Alliiance
When I joined HGA, we already had relationships in place with multiple photographers. Throughout my first few months in working with John directly, it was clear to see why our company had such a long relationship with him. He is extremely reliable, thoughtful, and professionally diligent. John is easy to work with and a great collaborator when you need a new perspective or idea. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and truly appreciate his artistic sensibility and direction.
— MK Koenig, Marketing Manager // HGA Architects and Engineers
It was a pleasure working with John for Explore Alexandria’s photography needs. He has a thorough process from beginning to end to ensure all our needs were met, and identified great additional shots onsite…like a true pro!
— James Feist, Executive Director // Explore Alexandria Tourism
I was very fortunate to have hired John as a photographer for my client, who was seeking to enhance and elevate imagery of their investment portfolio. John’s exceptional attention to detail and artful eye produced incredible photography. As well, he was professional, hard-working, and a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely with work John again and recommend his photography services to anyone looking.
— Monika Malcynski, Digital and Account Manager // Toolbox Design
Our company chose John to shoot bio shots of our full team and it was the right decision. Johns patience upfront describing the process and then guiding us through the shoot gave us a great level of comfort. During the day John was able to comfortably capture all ten of my team members in an impressive black and white style that was exactly what we were after. Along with the bio pics we had John stick around and shoot some creative images of our team going about our daily routine. John blended right in and was not a disruption to keeping our workflow moving. Our expectations were exceeded as he was able to capture some truly unique and creative moments throughout the day. In the end, we now have an amazing library of images that we have put to use in our print marketing material and social media platforms. As our team and office space evolve we will definitely be reaching back out John. Until then we highly recommend.
— Eric Edel, Partner & Creative Director // Mackey Creative


John Magnoski is available nationwide for the following commissions:

  • Architectural + Interior Photography

  • Aerial Photography

  • Travel + Lifestyle Photography

  • Industrial + Construction Photography

  • Corporate Photography

  • Professional Portraiture

  • Fine Art Photography

  • Video Projects

651.492.2652 • Email me

Professional Associations


Member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers

Certified Member of Aerial Drone Photographers of America